Just a short post tonight, I am really trying to get this blog alive again so I am aiming to increase posting volume even if the posts are short and not entirely incisive.
When we were visiting Washington DC in April I picked up a six pack of Sierra Nevada Torpedo as my hotel room beer for the visit (as in the beer I drank in the hotel room in the evening after the kids went to bed and we were stuck in for the night.) Wow. Crisp, complex hop flavor, bitter but not astringent, just delicious. Subsequently, I was utterly unable to find any Sierra Nevada Torpedo in Boston. Ever. Not even a bottle.
On Saturday I was delighted to find the beer in stock at Marty's in Newton. I grabbed several six packs. The beer manager looked at me, somewhat balefully. "You're cleaning me out," he said, reporting that these six packs were hard to get in stock in any quantity. He promised more in the near future.
If you are of an ale-drinking inclination I recommend Sierra Nevada Torpedo highly. And if you ever drank a beer that you'd like to drink again, and haven't been able to find, you might want to follow my lead and keep looking at one of your favorite local purveyors, or several of them.